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CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 11, 1999
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Russia's demand that chief United Nations weapons inspector Richard Butler be removed as head of inspections in Iraq following reports that inspectors spied for the United States government reported.

(State Department: Andrea Koppel) The future for United Nations inspections featured. [BUTLER - says UNSCOM must modernize; reiterates UNSCOM personnel only carried out their mandate.] [Russian foreign ministry spokesman Vladimir RAKHMANIN - criticizes Butler.] [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - restates position on sanctions against Iraq.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Statement from Pope John Paul II about the US- British air strikes against Iraq noted.

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Andrea;
Woodruff, Judy
Duration:
00:02:40

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